UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

2015

Activity

Dates

Registration

Tuesday 13 January -   Friday 6  February

Orientation       

Monday 9 February – Friday 13 February

First teaching block

Monday 16 February – Friday 27 March (30 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Monday 30 March – Monday 06 April (10 days)

Second teaching block

Tuesday 07 April – Tuesday 26 May (34 days)

Examinations 

Wednesday 27 May – Friday 26 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 27 June – Sunday 19 July (20 days)

Third teaching block

Monday 20 July – Friday 04 September (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 05 September – Sunday 13 September (9 days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 14 September – Wednesday 28 October (32 days)

Examinations

Thursday 29 October – Friday 27 November (20 days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 28 November

Please note: The Faculty of Health Sciences’ term dates differ from those of the University and they may commence with lectures as early as the first working day in January.

Public and religious holidays/holydays recognised by the University in 2015

Date

Name of holiday

University status

Thursday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Saturday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Friday 3 April

Good Friday

University closed

Saturday 4 April

Pesach (day 1)**

 

Sunday 5 April

Pesach (day 2)**

 

Monday 6 April

Family Day

University closed

Friday 10 April

Pesach (day 7)**

 

Saturday 11 April

Pesach (day 8)**

 

Monday 27 April                             

Freedom Day

University closed

Friday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Sunday 24 May

Shavuoth**

 

Monday 25 May

Shavuoth**

 

Tuesday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Thursday 18 June

First day of Ramadan*

 

Friday 17 July

Eid-ul-Fitr*

 

Sunday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Monday 10 August       

Public Holiday

University closed

Monday 14 September

Rosh Hashanah (day 1)**

 

Tuesday 15 September

Rosh Hashanah (day 2)**

 

Wednesday 23 September

Eid-ul-Adha*

 

Wednesday 23 September            

Yom Kippur**

 

Thursday 24 September

Heritage Day

University closed

Monday 28 September

Succot (day 1)**

 

Tuesday 29 September

Succot (day 2)**

 

Tuesday 10 November 

Diwali

 

Wednesday 11 November

Diwali

 

Wednesday 16 December             

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Friday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Saturday 26 December                  

Day of Goodwill

University closed

* = Islamic Holy Day - commences the previous evening; exact date depends on sighting of new moon
** = Jewish Holy Day - commences the previous evening

Draft School Term Dates in 2015

Term

Inland Provinces

Coastal Provinces

Term 1

14 January – 25 March

14 January – 25 March

Term 2

13 April – 26 June

13 April – 26 June

Term 3

20 July – 02 October

20 July – 02 October

Term 4

12 October – 09 December

12 October – 09 December